With Obama in White House, FNC’s Ratings Grow

By SteveK Comment

wallace_2-6.jpgTwo weeks into President Barack Obama’s time in the White House, with a changed line-up to go with the change on 1600 Pennsylvania Ave., Fox News Channel is posting stronger ratings than during the end of George W. Bush’s time in office.

So far during prime time (through Wednesday’s ratings), FNC is averaging 2,495,000 Total Viewers, well ahead of CNN’s 1,254,000 and MSNBC’s 984,000 combined. In the A25-54 demo, FNC is #1 with 539,000 compared to CNN’s 388,000 and MSNBC’s 357,000.

FNC is up 23% Total Viewers and 28% in the A25-54 demo in prime time from the two weeks prior to the Inauguration of Obama to the two weeks since. CNN is up 5% in Total Viewers and 4% in the demo and MSNBC is down 1% in Total Viewers and 1% in the demo.

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• Glenn Beck is averaging 2,076,000 Total Viewers at 5pmET with 483,000 in the demo (up 49% in Total Viewers from the previous two weeks and 64% in the demo).

• Special Report with Bret Baier is averaging 2,067,000 in Total Viewers at 6pmET with 457,000 in the demo (up 18% and 23%).

• FOX Report with Shepard Smith is averaging 2,120,000 in Total Viewers and 519,000 in the demo (up 15% and 21%).

• The O’Reilly Factor is averaging 3,705,000 in Total Viewers and 773,000 in the demo (up 20% and 22%).

• “Hannity,” is averaging 2,997,000 in Total Viewers and 693,000 in the demo (up 36% and 43%).

• On the Record with Greta Van Susteren is averaging 2,036,000 in Total Viewers and 457,000 in the demo (up 26% and 29%).

> Update: TVByTheNumbers.com showed the post-Inauguration numbers (for O’Reilly/Olbermann) through a graph: